Remembering Jacksonville’s Civil War Hero

Gen. Benjamin Grierson (Photo: Wikipedia)

Gen. Benjamin Grierson (Photo: Wikipedia)

Gen. Benjamin Grierson won acclaim for his tactical raid that helped the Union forces take Vicksburg.  But before then, he was a music teacher in Jacksonville.  This weekend, the community’s annual event to honor Grierson takes place.   Plenty of free events that tie history and entertainment together are part of Grierson Days.

Ron Gray coordinates the festival:

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